Saturday, August 07, 2010

AIR Leh off air due to flash floods

Press reports indicate that All India Radio transmitter at Leh was damagaed due to cloud burst & flash floods on 6th August,2010. Over 114 persons were killed & more than 200 were reportedly injured. According to sources water & mud slush entered into the transmitter room. There's no power supply in that area.
Meanwhile AIR Leh shortwave frequency 4760 kHz wa noted off air this morning (7th Aug).
Excerpt from HT report titled "Leh turns ghost town" :

Just few meters ahead of the bus stand is the All India Radio building. Water has gushed through, sweeping furniture and equipment helter skelter, and a dish on top the building is contorted beyond recognition - from the impact of a truck that was swept against it.

Full report at :

Jose Jacob informs Radio Kashmir, Srinagar has decided to broadcast two news bulletins daily in the morning and evening for people of Ladakh region as transmissions of Radio Kashmir, Leh, has been disrupted due to cloud burst.

More details at :
LEH Helpline Numbers
The LEH administration has set up a 24 hrs control room for information for missing person, telephone numbers are :

Here are some press reports :

Cloudbursts ravage Leh

Leh Floods: 115 dead, 25 Army Jawans missing

AP Video

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